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12:40 PM ET, October 12, 2012

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CNN:
CNN Poll: Debate watchers split on who won VP debate  —  Danville, Kentucky (CNN) - Call it a draw.  —  Forty-eight percent of voters who watched the vice presidential debate think that Rep. Paul Ryan won the showdown, according to a CNN/ORC International nationwide poll conducted right after Thursday night's faceoff.
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CBS News:
Poll: Biden takes debate over Ryan, uncommitted voters say  —  Fifty percent of uncommitted voters who tuned into Thursday night's vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky., said they see Vice President Joe Biden as the winner over Mitt Romney's GOP running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., according to an instant poll taken by CBS News.
Joe Biden / CNN:
Transcript: Vice Presidential Debate  —  (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan met in Danville, Kentucky on Thursday evening for the vice presidential debate.  —  MARTHA RADDATZ, MODERATOR: Good evening, and welcome to the first and only vice presidential debate …
Wall Street Journal:
The Bully vs. the Wonk  —  The Veep's strategy: Show contempt for your opponent.  —  So now we know what Team Obama's comeback plan was following last week's defeat in the Presidential debate.  Unleash Joe Biden to interrupt, filibuster, snarl, smirk and otherwise show contempt for Paul Ryan.
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Twitter frowns on Joe Biden's laugh  —  Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan were the two candidates on stage at Thursday's vice presidential debate, but a third character emerged: Joe Biden's laugh, which didn't escape the notice of tweeting politicos.
Wall Street Journal:
Noonan: Confusing Strength With Aggression  —  A draw on substance, but the vice president loses on style.  —  The vice presidential debate was uniquely important because if Paul Ryan won it or did well, the Romney-Ryan ticket's momentum would be continued or speed up.  If he did not, that momentum would slow or stop.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Raddatz Visited Biden at His Residence in March  —  White House records reveal that the moderator of last night's vice presidential debate, Martha Raddatz, visited Vice President Joe Biden at his official residence on March 26, 2012.  Raddatz is an employee of ABC News.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
In Polls, Biden Gets a Hold  —  News media narratives tend to group horse-race developments into one of the three basic categories: win, lose, or draw.  Sometimes, however, a political event falls into the awkward middle ground between those realms.  —  Thursday night's vice-presidential debate …
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Biden Bombed  —  You don't win a nationally televised debate by being rude and obnoxious.  You don't win by interrupting your opponent time after time after time or by being a blowhard.  You don't win with facial expressions, especially smirks or fake laughs, or by pretending to be utterly exasperated …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Sarah Palin: Martha Raddatz let Joe Biden run wild  —  Sarah Palin took vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz to task for allowing Vice President Joe Biden to “run roughshod” over Paul Ryan.  —  “Really tough format, Sean, for someone like a Paul Ryan or anybody else up against Joe Biden …
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
GOP not smiling over Biden's laughter at debate vs. Ryan  —  Vice President Biden's laughter during the vice presidential debate Thursday night is still the talk of Twitter on Friday morning, and is turning into one of themost memorable aspects of the first and only VP debate this cycle.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Angry old man yells at Paul Ryan for 90 minutes; Update: CNN insta-poll of undecideds shows tie …
Ricochet Conversations Feed:   Mollie Hemingway, Ed. : You Want To Win The Debate, But You Also Want To Win The Post-Debate
Bloomberg:
Republicans and Democrats Agree: Our Guy Won
Discussion: National Review
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
White House: Obama and Biden were never aware of requests for more Benghazi security  —  Vice President Joseph Biden speaks only for himself and President Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that U.S. officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the Sept. 11 attack …
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Biden contradicts State Department on Benghazi security
Eli Lake / The Daily Beast:
VIDEO CAPTURED LIBYA ATTACK
Discussion: Mother Jones and Balloon Juice
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Lindsay Lohan switches horses, endorses Mitt Romney for President  —  She started as a promising child star, and nobody could have predicted how things would go from there.  —  LOS ANGELES - Four years ago, Lindsay Lohan referred to Obama's Presidential victory as “amazing,” but cut to 2012 …
Discussion: The Hill, PopWatch, GOP 12 and ABCNEWS
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John Boone / E! Online:
NEWS/Lindsay Lohan: I'm Voting for Mitt Romney  —  Lindsay Lohan should have enough issues to focus on in her life (like, say, the blow up fight she had with her mom and subsequent fight she had with her dad) but she has another on her mind: Unemployment.  —  The Liz & Dick star stepped …
Gene Maddaus / The Informer:
Brad Sherman Grabs Howard Berman At Debate, Challenges Him To A Fight  —  Think Biden-Ryan was a hard-fought debate?  Then you missed the Berman-Sherman brawl up in the Valley today.  —  Congressman Brad Sherman put his arm around rival Congressman Howard Berman and challenged him to a fight, saying “Do you want to get into this?”
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Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
At The Vice Presidential Debate: Ryan Told 24 Myths In 40 Minutes  —  Paul Ryan spoke for 40 of the 90 minutes during Thursday night's vice presidential debate and managed to tell at least 24 myths during that time:  —  1) “It took the president two weeks to acknowledge that [the Libya attack] was a terrorist attack.”
Nobelprize.org:
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2012  —  The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the European Union (EU).  The union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.
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Iain Martin / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
EU winning Nobel Peace Prize is beyond parody, like knighting Fred Goodwin in the middle of a mad boom
 
 
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Tony Lee / BREITBART.COM:
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Edward Krudy / Reuters:
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Irin Carmon / Salon:
VP debate: Missing from the abortion discussion? Women
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Amy Bingham / ABCNEWS:
Lohan Now Supports Mitt Romney
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
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Adam C. Smith / Tampa Bay Times:
Times/Bay News 9/Herald exclusive Florida poll: Romney 51, Obama 44